In the second One Day International (ODI) match of the 3-match series between India and Bangladesh, Virat Kohli did something that attracted a lot of attention on the social media. Virat Kohli, who scored 23 runs off 27 balls, blocked a “free-hit” delivery by Taskin Ahmed. Yes, you read it right. Virat Kohli played a very impressive looking “defensive” stroke on a delivery that was a free-hit.
This defense on a free-hit attracted many jokes on Twitter. The Cricket Lounge’s Vaibhav Sharma lists some of the most hilarious tweets on ‘Virat Kohli’s free-hit defense’.
India’s famous statistician Mohandas Menon started this trend by tweeting this:
What kind of defensive shot is that by Virat Kohli off a "free hit"…. amazing!#BanvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 21, 2015
It was soon followed by a flurry of tweets!
Rohit Sharma said India need to be extra careful so Virat Kohli defended on a free hit. #BanvInd
— Bhavya Jain (@JainPms) June 21, 2015
Virat really did take “cautious” to a new level altogether!
— Firstpost Sports (@FirstpostSports) June 21, 2015
Some also gave it a new ‘conspiracy theory’ angel
Defensive shot of a "free-hit" by Virat Kohli.
That's Kohli telling he won't play until he gets the captaincy of ODIs too. #BanvInd
— Momo Cricket (@momocricket) June 21, 2015
Virat Kohli now has one more record to name- The Most Defensive Stroke
Most defensive shot ever played on a FREE HIT
Bowler: Taskin Ahmed – Batsman: Virat Kohli #BANvIND
— Cricket Revolt 🏏 (@cricketrevolt) June 21, 2015
Seriously. Dafuq was that Virat Kohli?
— Mahesh Krishnaswamy (@Tweetoise) June 21, 2015